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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    The Art of Napping - By Maki Riddington - Oct 5th 2006

    Napping isn't just for couch potatoes. Maki explains why giving in to a nap everyday can boost the body, freshen the mind and make you stronger.

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    That's a great article - I particularly enjoyed the discussion of the caffeine nap - what a great idea! Guarantees you'll actually wake UP!

    I actually do this with the snooze button in the morning - wake up, knock back caffeine, hit snooze ... by the time it goes off, I'm a LOT less likely to toss the contraption across the room.

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    I'm a big fan of the deluxe nap, like to do it whenever I can fit it in!

    Good article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powerrack
    I'm a big fan of the deluxe nap, like to do it whenever I can fit it in!

    Good article.
    absolutely! I tend to have more free time during the wknds.I'll have an hour nap
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    What a refreshing article!

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    This article had been sitting on my desk top for about a year now. I finally sat down and got it all sorted out. I'm glad you guys/gals enjoyed it.
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    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    I grab a nap whenever I can ... which will be in about 4 hours. Great info, Maki!
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    I'm all about the nap and think sleeping in general isn't given enough focus in training. I have a full cycle of a little over an hour every afternoon. A lot easier here in Spain, I don't know how I'll manage when I go back to 8 hour solid days in the states! It's great to see someone putting a second sleep in positive light when napping can get you so easily pinned as lazy.

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    Great article Maki! I'll be incorporating the 90 minute rule for now on.

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    Im a school student, but Im grabbing naps in my lunch hour...

    great idea.
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    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Awesome article. I have trained my body for a 20 minute nap in the afternoon. The best thing ever! However, a 1 hour or longer naps on the couch usually leave me completely drained for the rest of the day. I guess I can account that to the Sleep Inertia.

    BTW has anyone else experienced an interesting feeling in the muscles at the end of the short nap - it feels like the muscles are moving - not contracting though but relaxing. and not actual muscles but feels like something inside the muscle - where you can't conciousely control it. I love that feeling but I don't know what it is though.
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    I'm the weekend napper. Sometimes up to 3 naps on either or both saturday or sunday! and usually 1-3 times during the week.

    i'm the nap god

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    mmmm, I wanna go back to Lebanon for another holiday, when I was there in July, Id wake up, lift, tan, eat, nap and go party at night....

    Quite a bad cycle really. But the afternoon siesta was the funnest bit.

    In Syria... most of the time your so god damn full its impossible to stay awake.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Excellent article.....

    Yeh, I was napping alot 6 months ago and felt awesome.... Not as much in the last few months and I seem to be slowing down a bit....

    I think you've hit the nail on the head for me... I need to nappy more...

    thanks....

    peace out...

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    That is helpful thanks, my sleeping pattern is ridiculous at the minute!

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